The term BMX legend gets thrown around a lot these days. But in this case it's an accurate depiction.
Gouin is one of the biggest names ever in BMX flatland and in BMX
freestyle in general. He's an icon and also a bit on an enigma. Chase
has affected so many riders lives and definitely helped fuse the gap to
what is considered current and modern flatland.
The only thing
more interesting than Chase on his bike, is the life he's lived off of
it. He's traveled around the world, at times homeless or without much
money to sustain anything more than putting a roof over his head. He's
overcome incredible obstacles and has used up more lives than a stray
cat. Yet his passion towards the sport he loves burns just as much now
as it ever did.
We spoke to Chase about his early life and getting
into BMX, the first time he pulled a decade, meeting Kevin Jones and
the Plywood Hoods, moving to York PA, his first Dorkin In York video
section, special sessions he had with Kevin Jones, pulling his first
quad decade, being the first flatland rider to ever ride brakeless,
becoming ambidextrous with certain tricks so he could learn new
positions, dealing with severe tendinitis, overcoming near-death
situations more than a handful of times, and what he thinks about the
current state of modern flatland.
So get comfortable, crank up your speakers, and check out this special interview with the legend himself... Chase Gouin